Western Carolina Catamounts 2012 Football Preview

Senior sports writer, Doug Powell, takes a look at the Western Carolina Catamounts 2012 football team and how they performed during this past Saturday’s spring game.

Poverty in Western North Carolina

One of the biggest economic crisis’ facing this country is the unemployment rate and the effect of poverty on the American people. FRAC’s (Food Research and Action Center) analysis for the nation as a whole in 2011 shows that 18.6 percent of respondents reported food hardship that year – up modestly from the 2010 level (18 […]

Former Western Carolina defensive lineman dies in fatal shooting

UPDATE (April 20, 2012): From WLOS–The Rutherford Co. Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the murder of Antonitius “Buddy” Robinson. 26 yr. old Napolean Brian Edgerton was arrested at a residence in Spindale. He’s accused of killing Robinson on April 12th in Forest City during what authorities say was a drug transaction. We’ll have […]

Catamounts early lead diminishes; falls to Kennesaw State, 11-9

Chancellor David’s Belcher’s opening pitch sailed high, but landed in the dirt to the right of the catcher and came up just short. The game that ensued would end like this too. After a strong start, the Western Carolina pitching rotation gave up seven earned runs and three costly errors would eventually doom the Catamounts […]

Player Spotlight: Ross Heffley

Don’t let Ross Heffley’s short stature fool you. At 5 feet 8 inches tall and 185 pounds he may not intimidate the average person, but his play on the diamond in three seasons for the Western Carolina Catamounts baseball team has been gigantic. Heffley, a senior infielder for WCU, entered his senior season ranked tops […]

Catamount Football Spring Update

The Western Carolina football program began it’s mandated spring practices under new coach, Mark Speir last week. The team practiced in full pads and Speir was pleased with the effort of his players. “Overall, I was really pleased with the intensity and focus and the way our guys came out and attacked this first day […]